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Q: Hi, Technology is the largest weight at about 45% ( even after the recent sell off) in our investment portfolio. Most of these holdings have been down 25-50% from the highs, over past 2-3 months, following the general market trend of indiscriminate selling in High multiple Tech stocks. LSPD and NVEI, of course, saw much steeper losses.
We do have the rest of the portfolio invested in Cdn large cap banks, industrials, utilities and telcos, generating decent dividend income.
We recently retired and as a part of portfolio planning/risk management, would like have a strategy to reduce the Technology weight to less than 35%, over next 2-3 years. The plan could be executed in phases, once the current tech rout is over and valuations have recovered.

From the perspective of risk, growth, stability and valuation, what would be the recommended/desired weighting for each company, balancing these factors. What would you suggest to be order of priority for the purpose of initiating sale of each stock. Also, it would be really helpful, if you could provide a reasonable price range for sale/trimming of these companies, based on price history and future expectation over 2-3 years.

CSU 14.5%
SHOP 9 %
TOI 5.2%
SYZ 3.5 %
LSPD 3 %
KXS 2.5%
US Large Cap Tech ( AAPL,AMZN,MSFT,MA,V,PYPL etc) 8% (we want to keep as is)

Thank You for your insight, which we value so much.

Read Answer Asked by rajeev on January 11, 2022

Q: I have quite a lot of financials, mostly Canadian banks and insurers with about 20% US. Would like to sell down some and buy something with some more growth in the payment section but still relatively conservative.
Would you recommend one of MA, V, Pypl or other financial as currently looks like a buying opportunity?
Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Tulio on January 10, 2022

Q: Hello,
Are you able to rank these companies (best to worst) for entry today for long term hold.
Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Susan on January 05, 2022

Q: Hi,
I am wondering about whether or not replacing stocks sold for a tax loss strategy is prudent, or not. All of the above listed stocks are at a loss in a taxable account. I am looking to offset a large profit that occurred in July when a number of stops were hit. The loss on GSY and SBUX is not terribly large, and so if it is deemed these stand a good chance of rebounding in the early part of 2022, then I may decided to keep them. In selling any of the stocks listed, are their replacements I could purchase that would likely add some growth? The alternative being just wait out the 30 day period and repurchase the strongest of the list. Your thoughts and suggestions would be most appreciated! Thanks for all the great advice over the years! Dawn

Read Answer Asked by Dawn on January 04, 2022

Q: I am down a fair amount on Paypal in a registered account. Seeking your opinion on selling, and placing funds elsewhere. Logic being I likely will recoup my loss faster elsewhere than waiting game with Paypal? Thoughts? Please share 2 ideas as a replacement. Thanks, and all the best

Read Answer Asked by Steven on December 17, 2021

Q: Could you please rate the above best to least for growth in the next few years
Thank you for all your great advice.

Read Answer Asked by Bonnie on December 13, 2021

Q: I have been hearing regularly BNN market call guest select payment stocks as their top picks over the last month. What is your opinion of these stocks? are they good value right now and do you think they are facing any headwinds?

Read Answer Asked by Mary on December 10, 2021

Q: Hi Folks,
I have the above companies in my TFSA all at the same or so weight. I had BYD but sold it when it started to drop. I am still ahead in my sold price as compared to its current price. I am looking to add another or even BYD now that it has settled somewhat, can you give me your suggestion as to what you would add to this lineup - buy back BYD or can you provide some others that I can add. Thank you very much for your suggestions over the years.

Read Answer Asked by JOHN on December 08, 2021

Q: I'm interested in the payments/financial services sector...

1. Please rate/rank the following: 1 through 10 if you had new money to deploy in this sector...
- I understand not all the same...
- If any new ideas/companies, please list as well...

2. Who do you think will win the Grey Cup ? Are you doing odds and taking bets with 5i ?? - Sports-book Division in the future ??

Have a good week!

Read Answer Asked by michael on December 08, 2021

Q: Looking to buy one or both of these companies in light of recent weakness, this would either be for a taxable account or an RRSP (have some room in both for a new position). Would you hold off for now? Which would you buy first and what would you consider an attractive price? Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Barbara on November 23, 2021

Q: Fire sale - V - 13 month low; MA just as bad; along with the rest of these. Do you think the people selling them have knowledge that we do not have and that is why they are selling these stocks. What is your take on what is happening? Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Dennis on November 19, 2021

Q: Poor Visa! What are your thoughts? Will other big companies or Amazon North America etc start rejecting visa too? I have been eyeing Visa and Mastercard for a while now. Is this a good time to buy Visa or wait and see if it falls through $190/200? Buy visa or mastercard, or both, or neither?

Read Answer Asked by Connie on November 17, 2021

Q: Good Morning Peter & Team,

On November 3rd subscriber Peter' asked;

"Top USD stocks for dividend income please."

Your answer offered a number of suggestions all of which indeed generate good dividends but offer minimal (for the most part) in the way of capital gains.

Can you please tell me how your answer might have been different if the question had asked for;

"Top USD stocks for dividend income which have the potential for good growth/capital gains moving forward please."

Thanks for all you do


Read Answer Asked by Gord on November 09, 2021

Q: Hello
Could you please rank your top 10 companies from the list above. Ones that you would be happy to own at a full position. Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Cory on November 08, 2021

Q: Looking to put some money into fintech space which company or ETF would you recommend

Read Answer Asked by mike on November 03, 2021